In announcing the new date, Polyphony Digital's Kazunori Yamauchi (pictured above hand-pressing each and every GT5 disc himself!) said, "Satisfying the loyal Gran Turismo followers is at the heart of all of our efforts, which is why it was such a difficult decision to delay the release of the game, and one which we did not take lightly. I can only apologize to everyone for making you wait so long, and I hope that when you try out the wealth of driving experiences available in Gran Turismo 5, you will not be disappointed."
And just because we like (and, yes, feel a little sorry for) you, Gran Turismo superfan #1, we'll point out Amazon's deal of the day: a third-party PS3 steering wheel, just the thing you need to get ready for GT5. Should you take Amazon up on its offer, the wheel would be in your home well before November 24, or whatever future date Sony inevitably pushes Gran Turismo 5 back to.
[Photo credit: Frank Filipponio; GIF source: jockamo]